Construction

To Meet Housing and Sustainability Goals, Seattle Must Streamline Land Use Code

Few things perfectly encapsulate the problems of planning like a city’s land use code. Unlike the building code, which dictates the life safety requirements...
Viet Wah with apartments developing in the back

Kuo/郭: Watching Chinatown’s Gentrifying/Generational Change

Some of my earliest memories of taking public transit were the times when my maternal grandparents would occasionally walk me and my brother to...

Melrose Promenade Breaks Ground This Week After Significant Delay

Initiated by urban designer Michael Kent back in 2010, the Melrose Promenade is officially breaking ground this week according to an update from the...

Stone Way Building Boom Continues at Edge of Fremont and Wallingford

The transformation of Stone Way, the arterial street delineating the official border between Fremont and Wallingford, continues with another spate of projects. One of...

The Urbanist Podcast: The Far Reaching Impacts of the Concrete Worker Strike

In this episode, reporter Ray Dubicki and I were joined by Doug Trumm, Executive Director of The Urbanist, to discuss the concrete mixer driver...

County Proposes Concrete Co-Op as Private Companies Continue to Throttle Supply and Lock Out...

Last week, concrete drivers represented by Teamster Local No. 174 offered to return to work at three of the six concrete companies facing a...

International District Development Wave Comes with Growing Pains and Opportunities

More than 4,500 homes have been constructed, permitted, or proposed in the Chinatown-International District since 2019 -- 1,240 units of them affordable, based on...
An ironworker stands inside a big rebar column and smiles for the camera.

Concrete Could Flow for West Seattle Bridge and Light Rail Projects as Teamsters Offer...

Last night, Teamster 174 Secretary-Treasurer Rick Hicks announced an offer to resume to work on behalf of striking concrete drivers at three companies: Cadman...